The gloves and scarves were reluctantly pulled out last week while hurricane Sandy moved towards the East coast and we had our first taste of winter. By last weekend we were toasty again, but the warm weather will soon be gone - for a while. Good thing is that I will have lots of indoor time to get all my knitting projects done. I have been crazy busy with knitting beanies, cowls, wrist warmers, and ear warmers, but I have not taken pictures of it all yet. It seems that I will have to put half a day aside just to get all the pictures taken. It is a good way for me to keep track of what I have knitted so far.
A project I also enjoyed was knitting a cover for a lampshade that I bought at a yard sale for $1. I got the idea of a knitted lamp shade cover after seeing one at the house of an artist friend. After I finished the cover, I attached it to the lampshade with hot glue and added some fun trim. The next thing I needed was a lamp stand that would do this little piece of art justice. And where else would I find it but in an antique store.
Some button detail.
Well, now that was fun and my lampshade has a whole new look!
During the month of November we will have two Knit2gether evenings (Nov 14 and 28) at Stitch Pretty in Roswell from 6pm-8pm (www.stitchpretty.com). It will be a "knitting help or help with starting a new project" time. A small cover fee of $10 is all it takes and you can bring a friend for free. Please e-mail me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and enjoy these evenings with us. There will be cookies and hot chocolate too!